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Tomi Lahren debuts new Fox Nation interview with NRA rep: 'Gun rights are human rights'

In the newest episode of "No Interruption," Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren sat down with NRA Social Media Director Billy McLaughlin to discuss gun violence in America and his commitment to protecting the Second Amendment.

Lahren explained that it was McLaughlin's recently published op-ed in the Washington Post that caught her attention.

In his article titled  "I wish the gay community were more accepting of gun supporters. I should know," McLaughlin, a member of the LGBTQ community himself, explained the NRA is an "inclusive" organization and questioned the "hostility" other members of his community have towards the Second Amendment.

McLaughlin also said he's often attacked for representing the NRA, but that he thinks the "hatred" stems from "ignorance" about what the organization actually stands for.


"It doesn't matter if you're black, white, rich, poor, gay, straight -  you have a right to defend your life and the National Rifle Association is proud to represent you," he said.

During the conversation, McLaughlin explained that he was driven to join the group in college when he witnessed a shooting in which officers were unarmed and unable to respond to the shooter for several minutes.

McLaughlin said it was years later, following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting in Parkland, Florida, that pushed him over the edge. He explained that he could no longer stand by as the mainstream media blamed President Trump for inciting the violence that left 17 dead.


"Social media and the mainstream media and the left they're actually blaming - not the madmen who commit these crimes - but President Trump and the NRA," said McLaughlin.

Lahren joined "Fox & Friends" Wednesday to preview the new episode, highlighting the value of the NRA, after many have been quick to blame the organization for the two devastating mass shootings that took 31 lives this past weekend.

"The thing about the NRA in general," Lahren explained, "is that it is a human right. Gun rights are human rights and the NRA stands up for those rights."


"It's so easy for Democrats and liberals to assign the NRA as some kind of faceless corporation," Lahren continued.

"It's actually made up of millions of Americans who believe in their right to protect and defend themselves - and we're not backing down from that," she said.

To see Tomi's full conversation and more, watch the powerful episode of "No Interruption" now on Fox Nation, and see more from Tomi in her "First Thoughts" and "Final Thoughts" daily commentaries.


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This article was written by Fox News staff.


Dem candidate compels TV station to run 'F the NRA' ad

Albuquerque City Councilor Pat Davis, who is running in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District’s Democratic primary next month, announced plans to run the campaign spot on KRQE, the local CBS affiliate in Albuquerque, on Friday afternoon. (YouTube)

A Democratic congressional candidate is mincing no words in his latest anti-gun campaign ad.

“F the NRA," Pat Davis declares in the ad's first few seconds.

And thanks to federal election law, a local CBS affiliate in New Mexico says it is compelled to run the ad, uncensored.

KRQE was set to air the potty-mouthed pol's message Friday afternoon. In a statement on its website, KRQE General Manager Bill Anderson said they cannot censor the ad because of "federal election rules" that prohibit them from editing political commercials. He said the station planned to run a disclaimer beforehand.


As for Davis, he told the station, "I think the only people who are going to be offended are the NRA."

Davis is an Albuquerque city councilor running in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District’s Democratic primary next month.

In the ad, Davis says: “F the NRA. Their pro-gun policies have resulted in dead children, dead mothers and dead fathers. I’m Pat Davis and I approve this message because if Congress won’t change our gun laws, we need to change Congress.”

According to the FCC website, “Profane language includes those words that are so highly offensive that their mere utterance in the context presented may, in legal terms, amount to a nuisance.”

But Anderson told Fox News the station is "complying" with FCC rules.

"A federal candidate certified to be on the ballot by the secretary of state is a bona fide candidate, and if they have opponents on the air then we are legally obligated to give them access to purchase air time on our station, and legally prohibited from censoring their commercials," the station's general manager said.

The FCC's website says it has warned broadcasters that it considers the “F-Word to be profane language that cannot be broadcast between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.”

The agency generally only intervenes when it receives a complaint. The FCC declined to comment on this ad when reached by Fox News.

Anderson's statement said they had to abide by election rules.

"We received a request for air time from a legitimate federal candidate for office, and according to federal election rules we are required to give him the same access as his opponents,” Anderson said. “This station, by law, is not permitted to censor or in any way edit this commercial. What we can control however, is the 15 seconds of air time preceding it, which we will use to warn the viewer of a possible offense, disclaim our own views, and cite the federal laws imposed on candidates and tv stations."

The National Rifle Association did not immediately return a request for comment.

Fox News' Brooke Singman contributed to this report. 

Alex Pappas is a senior politics editor at 

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NRA videos warn elites 'we're coming for you'

The National Rifle Association has drawn fire in recent months for a series of videos criticizing prominent liberal forces and the mainstream media, with some warning that the group is resorting to language that could incite violence.

Using the hashtags #counterresistance and #clenchedfistoftruth, the NRA has put out a series of videos that announce a "shot across the bow," and say the gun-rights group is "coming for you" and that "elites threaten our very survival," terms that suggest opponents are enemy combatants.

The videos describe the left and the media as out of control and feeding a false narrative that Tea Party conservatives are racists and Trump supporters are "toothless hillbillies."

"The times are burning and the media elites have been caught holding the match," NRA spokeswoman and radio host Dana Loesch says in one video aired on NRATV, the gun lobby's web video site, as it shows footage of people fighting police, breaking storefront glass and burning the American flag.


Later, she specifically calls out The New York Times: "We've had it with your narratives, your propaganda, your fake news. We've had it with your constant protection of your Democrat overlords, your refusal to acknowledge any truth that upsets the fragile construct that you believe is real life. And we've had it with your tone-deaf assertion that you are in any way truth or fact-based journalism," Loesch says. "Consider this the shot across your proverbial bow. In short? We're coming for you."

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, the director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, told the Associated Press the tone and language is "overwrought rhetoric" that, viewed by the wrong person, could lead to violence. The kicker on one of the videos — "We're coming for you" — is straight out of the movies, she said, and "that phrase means that violence is imminent and we will perpetrate it."

The friction between the gun lobby and the media isn't new. But critics of the NRA contend the organization is relying on the "fake news" mantra started by Trump to whip up its followers after a dip in gun sales that has taken place since Trump succeeded President Barack Obama, who favored stricter gun-control laws.

"They're not inventing this hyperangry, nasty partisan tone but piggybacking on Trump's approach. Of course, NRA voters by and large are Trump voters, so they would be sympathetic to that kind of message," said Robert Spitzer, chairman of the political science department at State University of New York at Cortland, who has examined the firearms industry and Second Amendment issues extensively.

Spitzer, a member of the NRA as well as the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said it's a pattern the NRA has exhibited as the group evolved from an almost exclusive focus on gun safety into a political beacon for conservatives who fear changes to the Second Amendment and the gun industry.

"It was Bill Clinton in the s. In the early s, it was John McCain. It was Hillary Clinton. It was the United Nations. They've held up the U.N. as ready to swoop in and take everybody's guns," Spitzer said. "The focus of their ire has changed, but the basic message has been the same."

Earlier this month, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said: "There is no longer any difference between our politicians and the elite media who report on them. These elites threaten our very survival, and to them we say: We don't trust you, we don't fear you, and we don't need you. Take your hands off our future."

Erich Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, said it's been a longtime frustration with journalists who, he contends, "ignore the violence and harsh rhetoric on the left while magnifying and twisting the words of those on the right."

The NRA videos prompted Mike Nelson, a Democratic congressional candidate in Arkansas and self-described hunter and gun-rights supporter, to label them as "hate speech." Nelson, whose website lists the NRA among more than two dozen organization he's supported, said he can no longer back the NRA.

In a Facebook post, Nelson wrote: "If the NRA does not stop their hate campaign, I will call them out on sedition. Sedition is the willful undermining of the legal authority, the Incitement of Violence."

Some gun owners have cheered the videos and said they give voice to conservatives weary of media attacks on Trump; others say the videos stray from the NRA's original mission and that the NRA is inviting violence.

Joe Plenzler, a Marine veteran who served overseas and sometimes had reporters accompanying his unit, joined two other veterans in writing an opinion piece for The Daily Beast criticizing the videos.

"The NRA props up the Second Amendment by undermining and vilifying the protections afforded in the First, and paints everyone who may disagree with the current administration, our country's justice system, or the NRA's partisan political position with a very dark and unjust broad brush," Plenzler wrote with Marine veterans Craig Tucker and Kyleanne Hunter.

Plenzler, who has since dropped his NRA membership, said he was disturbed by the videos.

"Lately, it seems like they've gone well out of the bounds of any sort of sane responsible behavior. If you want to advocate for the Second Amendment, which I unapologetically believe in, that's fine," he said. "But I think at the point where you are going to demonize half the American population in a recruitment effort to get more members, I've got a big problem with that."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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NRA delivers Nerf guns to 4-year-old after mall Santa denied his request for the toy

A mall Santa refused Michael DeCarlo’s request for a Nerf gun for Christmas, so now the National Rifle Association is stepping in to help the 4-year-old expand his toy arsenal. 

The gun rights group released a video of Santa delivering a sack of the popular toys to the child’s home in Illinois as part of their “mission to make Michael’s Christmas the best ever.” 

“Mean Santa won’t be happy I have this,” DeCarlo says in the clip before emerging victorious in a Nerf battle with this more generous – and sunglasses-wearing – version of St. Nick. 


Earlier this month, DeCarlo had asked a Santa Claus at the Harlem Irving Plaza shopping center in Norridge for a Nerf gun for Christmas – but was promptly denied. That exchange was captured on video taken by his grandmother and was then posted on Facebook and went viral. 

The footage shows the Santa denying DeCarlo’s request, saying, “Nope, no guns.’’ 

When his mother clarified that he was asking for a Nerf gun, he said, ‘Nope, not even a Nerf gun.’ 

“If your dad wants to get it for you that’s fine, but I can’t bring it to you,” the Santa added. He then asked DeCarlo what else he would like. Shortly thereafter, DeCarlo started to cry. 


Harlem Irving Plaza later wrote on Facebook that the mall and their third-party Santa company were “distraught and deeply apologetic about the unfortunate incident, which occurred at [the] Santa set on December 6, as both parties strive for families and their children to have a happy holiday experience. 

“The Santa company will continue to remind all Santa’s how important it is to not impose personal opinions during visits with the children,” the statement continued. 

The mall then posted a video on its Facebook page showing the "real” Santa giving DeCarlo a wrapped gift at his home – and said the Santa who denied his request has since resigned. 

Hasbro, the company that owns the Nerf brand, also said it sent DeCarlo “a care package of our latest Nerf blasters just in time for the holidays.” 


“I am so grateful for all of the people who reached out and sent Nerf guns to Michael. Americans of all backgrounds came together and rallied for my son,” the boy’s mother, Sabella, later says in the NRA’s video, which doubles as an advertisement for the organization. “We have received hundreds of Nerf guns and Michael will be distributing those to other little patriots in need.” 

“NRA, thank you for making my family’s Christmas one we will never forget,” added his father, also named Michael.  

Fox News’ Talia Kaplan and Katherine Lam contributed to this report. 


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An anti-N.R.A. ad campaign focuses on the group’s own members.

A new advertising campaign from Everytown for Gun Safety is targeted at an unusual demographic for an organization that promotes stricter gun laws: card-carrying, dues-paying members of the National Rifle Association.

The six-figure campaign includes television ads on Fox News, CNN and MSNBC, as well as digital ads directed at N.R.A. members and gun owners. Ads will also be shown to viewers in Virginia, where the N.R.A. has its headquarters, and Orlando, Fla., where the group’s chief executive, Wayne LaPierre, is expected to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference later this week.

“When you pay to join the N.R.A., you get a sticker — and that’s about it,” the television ad says. Over images of a shooting range and a hunter, it continues: “Today, just 10 percent of what they spend protects things like this. The rest pays for N.R.A. executives to enjoy this: designer suits from Beverly Hills, luxury trips to Italy, Hungary and the Bahamas, private jets, golden parachutes and lots of lawyers. No wonder the N.R.A. is bankrupt.”

“Ditch their sticker,” it concludes. “The N.R.A. has lost its way.”

The expenditures highlighted in the ad were largely made by Mr. LaPierre, who was sued last year, along with three other current and former N.R.A. executives, by Attorney General Letitia James of New York — a lawsuit that drove the group’s decision last month to declare bankruptcy and try to reincorporate in Texas. Ms. James accused the leaders of using the organization “as a personal piggy bank,” a phrase some of the group’s opponents have adopted.

“N.R.A. members pay dues for a whole variety of reasons,” said Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, which is part of Everytown. “But none of them do it so Wayne LaPierre can use their money for expensive suits and flights on private jets.”

Amy Hunter, a spokeswoman for the N.R.A., dismissed the ad campaign, saying, “N.R.A. members will recognize this for what it is: another transparent and failing attempt by avowed anti-Second Amendment and anti-N.R.A. billionaire Michael Bloomberg to advance President Biden’s anti-gun agenda.”

Officials at Everytown, which is backed financially by Mr. Bloomberg, said the campaign was based on research indicating that many N.R.A. members were unaware of the allegations of financial misconduct against the group, and that they were less likely to support it after hearing about those allegations.

A poll by Schoen Cooperman Research, commissioned by Everytown last summer, found that the N.R.A.’s approval rating among its members dropped about 30 percentage points on average after members were shown a series of negative messages about the group: for example, that only 10 percent of the N.R.A.’s budget goes to gun safety, education, training and hunting programs.

“The message here is that N.R.A. members have been fleeced,” Everytown’s president, John Feinblatt, said in an interview. “When you do message testing with this kind of messaging, their approval ratings sink like a rock.”

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NRA instructor trains thousands of inner city women 'to ensure they’re never victims'

An NRA instructor described as "the Left’s worst nightmare" helped train thousands of minority women from Detroit on how to safely protect themselves with guns "to ensure they’re never victims."

"The left thinks the Second Amendment wasn’t made for people who look like us. They said the same thing during the Jim Crow era too," NRA instructor Rick Ector, who is black, said in a video published by the NRA on Thursday morning. 

Ector held a two-day annual event at the end of August where he helped train 4, minority women from inner city Detroit on gun safety and use, explaining that Americans deserve to use their Second Amendment rights to protect themselves as gun crimes continue to increase. 


"If simply taking guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens was the answer, Detroit would be the safest place on earth. Instead, it’s seen a 53% increase in shootings in alone," Ector said. "In fact, last weekend, I’ve trained 4, lovely women to ensure they’re never victims. And this isn’t about politics for me — it’s about common sense." 

Detroit was among cities across the nation last year that saw a sharp increase in shootings, with Motor City notching a 19% increase in homicides in over , and a 53% increase in nonfatal shootings. 

"There's a wave of criminal violence sweeping across all big cities in America, fueled by politicians hellbent on dismantling the police, releasing criminals onto the streets, and failing to enforce the gun laws on the books. Instead of protecting their constituents, these politicians continue to push their extreme gun control agenda," NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre told Fox News. 

"Law-abiding Americans are going out in droves arming themselves and getting trained because they know a gun is the best way to protect themselves and their loved ones."

The women of Detroit who Ector trained echoed LaPierre’s comments, expressing they are grateful for the courses amid the increase in gun crimes. 


"In Detroit, yeah, the crime is increasing and you know, we just need something to protect ourselves," one woman who Ector trained said in the video. 

Another woman added: "I just moved out so I'm kind of living on my own, and I sometimes work nights, and I be out at night. No one wants to walk alone at night and feel unprotected. Especially in this society and what happens today."


"Our focus is to push our message out across America to all law-abiding citizens that firearms education and safety are important no matter where you are or who you are," the NRA’s second vice president, Retired Lt. Col. Willes K. Lee, added of the two-day event. 

As for Ector, he said that after being "brainwashed" that gun ownership was "bad," he one day found himself being robbed at gunpoint in his own driveway. He was able to get the suspects to flee by telling them a "whopping lie" that he had a house full of guns and trained gun users. 

"They fled," Hector said. "On that day, I made a promise to myself that I would never look down the barrel or be defenseless ever again, and I would use my experience to help others."


"Rick is the embodiment of the NRA's spirit of volunteerism that prevails among our millions of members. For years, he has led a crucial and substantive effort to help make Detroit a safer place. We are proud to have Rick as an NRA member, instructor, and member of our Outreach Committee," LaPierre added in his statement.


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NRA to wage TV ad campaign in West Virginia pressing Manchin to oppose ATF nominee Chipman

Exclusive: The National Rifle Association (NRA) has set its sights on West Virginia in a $, ad buy to counter President Biden’s pick to lead the gun control arm of the federal government. 

The NRA will run a $, TV ad buy in the traditionally red state in an attempt to convince West Virginians to call Sen. Joe Manchin and tell him to vote "no" on David Chipman for head of the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). 


Manchin, a moderate Democrat, has yet to announce whether he will support the nominee, who passed through the Senate Judiciary Committee on a party-line vote last week.

Chipman will need the support of all Senate Democrats in order to gain Senate approval — assuming he gets no Republican votes — with Vice President Kamala Harris serving as the tie-breaker.

"West Virginia plays an important role in national politics and its influence over this confirmation cannot be overstated," NRA spokesman Amy Hunter told Fox News. "Sen. Shelley Moore Capito has made her stance clear: she will vote ‘no’ on Chipman’s nomination because she stands for law-abiding gun owners and recognizes the threat he poses."


The second ad is set to launch on the Fourth of July.

Hunter said the ad – which will run for 12 days – is a push to galvanize "gun owners across West Virginia to urge Manchin to do the right thing and vote ‘no’ on Chipman."

The NRA has spent $3 million on mailers, town halls, digital advertising, text messaging, and TV ads to counter Chipman’s successful bid for the ATF’s top job.

Fox News could not immediately reach Manchin for comment.


Republicans on the Hill have said they will oppose Chipman’s nomination because of his support for banning the AR rifle, which he called a "particularly lethal weapon" during a hearing with lawmakers in late May.

Chipman, who currently serves as a senior policy adviser to gun-violence prevention group Giffords, said he supports a congressional ban on "assault weapons" like ARs.

The year ATF veteran assured lawmakers that as the head of the ATF, he would serve in a capacity that is defined by the law, rather than by his personal beliefs. 


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